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An Angel and an Orphan


#1

An Angel and an Orphan

Christopher Brauchli

Suffer little children to come unto me . . . .
--The Gospel According to Saint Matthew

Children are in the news yet again.

Not the 12,800 immigrant children that were in shelters for migrant children in the United States in September 2017, a significant increase from May 2016. In that month there were 2,700 immigrant children in detention facilities that Trumpsters describe as similar to summer camps.


#2

Thucydides:

"We hope that you, instead of thinking to influence us by saying that you did not join the Lacedaemonians, although their colonists, or that you have done us no wrong, will aim at what is feasible, holding in view the real sentiments of us both; since you know as well as we do that right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must. "


#3

One sad thing is that if a terrorist took out Trump’s family, he wouldn’t get the irony of it at all.